On one of the Whitney's terraces., mid-construction, summer 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Empire Builders: Which 6 NY Museums Eye Expansion?

On the eve of the new year, six New York City museums are in various stages of major expansion. This isn’t automatically good news, as some recent museum retrofits or new builds have proven above-the-budget pricey and not entirely successful, at least when it comes to pleasing architecture critics, the public, or both.

Nonetheless, museum directors always like to brag that their institutions are getting bigger, taller, and more powerful. So, here, a cheat sheet to what’s coming, and when.

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